Implementing Quality Measures for Accountability in Community-Based Care for People with Serious Illness: Proceedings of a Workshop


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The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine held a public workshop on April 17, 2018 in Washington, D.C., to explore the challenges and opportunities related to implementing quality measures for accountability purposes in community-based care for people with serious illness. The workshop convened stakeholders with a broad range of perspectives, including clinical care team members, health care payers, researchers, policy analysts, patient and family caregivers, those involved in health care accreditation and representatives of federal agencies. Workshop presentations examined the current state of quality measurement and explored approaches to the use of measures to enhance accountability and drive improvement in the quality of care for people with serious illness, their families and caregivers.